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JULIA ROBERTS (Hova) made her Broadway debut this spring in Richard Greenberg's
Three Days of Rain. She will next be heard as the voice of Charlotte in the film Charlotte's Web
in theatres this December. Roberts recently starred in Closer, directed by Mike Nichols, and
Ocean's Twelve, directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Previously she starred in Mike Newell's Mona Lisa Smile; George Clooney's directorial
debut, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind; and Full Frontal, her third role in a Steven Soderbergh
film. She received the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of the title
role in Erin Brockovich, directed by Soderbergh. Additionally, Roberts starred with George
Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia and Brad Pitt in the 2001 ensemble crime caper Ocean's
Eleven, also under Soderbergh's direction.
Erin Brockovich followed the success of two box-office smashes: Notting Hill, directed
by Roger Michell in which she co-starred with Hugh Grant; and Runaway Bride, in which she
was reunited with Richard Gere, her Pretty Woman co-star, and their director, Garry Marshall.
She also starred in The Mexican, with Brad Pitt and James Gandolfini; and America's
Sweethearts, in which she starred alongside Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Cusack
and Hank Azaria.
Roberts first came to the attention of audiences with her critically acclaimed role in
Mystic Pizza, followed by Steel Magnolias, for which she earned her first Academy Award
nomination. Her next film, Pretty Woman, was one of the top-grossing films of 1990 and
brought Roberts her second Academy Award nomination. Her subsequent film credits include
Flatliners, Sleeping with the Enemy, Dying Young, The Pelican Brief, and Something to Talk
Roberts also starred with Liam Neeson in Neil Jordan's Michael Collins, and in Woody
Allen's romantic musical comedy Everyone Says I Love You. In 1997, she starred in the
smash My Best Friend's Wedding, directed by P.J. Hogan, and the Richard Donner
thriller Conspiracy Theory, co-starring Mel Gibson. The following year, Roberts starred
opposite Susan Sarandon and Ed Harris in the Chris Columbus film Stepmom.
Collectively, her films have grossed more than two and a half billion dollars worldwide.
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